stupid storm.

by Janetha on May 4, 2009

in eating out,meals

okay so yesterday i was going to post but i came home to a power outage!!! there were crazy storms and hail pellets on and off all day yesterday, and in the end the storm won over the power lines. oh well, we lit candles and i read blogs from my blackberry and it was not all that bad. but now i have to catch up on quite a few things, i hope i remember it all!

first off, eats, cause that is what it is all about, right?

so yesterday i was planning to eat clean but my social events self control got the best of me. actually i shouldn’t say that, i could have easily eaten clean all day no problem, but i realized that this was the last time i would actually be able to eat solid food for awhile since the tonsils are coming out tomorrow.. so i indulged. so sue me :)

sunday morning i had

meal 1: coffee + splash of vanilla extract + UVAB & protein muffin @ 11 AM

i loved the splash of extract, it made the coffee super delish. i had 3 cups. i like coffee sundays.

then ten of us decided to go to brunch. whenever my fabulous friend kristen is in town i get to see people i usually wouldn’t see. it is a shame that it takes her coming to town to see them, but i will take what i can get! we went to blue plate diner and it was about a 45 minute wait for a table of ten. so while we waited, i had an iced americano with cream and basked in the sunshine. yes, at this point it was still sunny. didn’t photograph the libation.

after a long wait, we all got seated and i already knew what i wanted. something i’ve been craving since before lent (i gave up bread for lent) and so it was settled:

meal 2: eggs benedict sans hollandaise + avocado, hash browns & more coffee @ 2:00 PM

forgive me, it is a blackberry photo. i mean i could have busted out the digital at my table of ten, but i opted not to. i also had a couple pieces of marshall’s fruit: cantaloupe, strawberries & honeydew. i didn’t finish my meal, but the part i ate was fantastic :)

after brunch there was a whole bunch of hanging out, marshall and i went to his grandpa’s where he picked up a free truck. his gpa got a new one and gave him his old one. it will be super sweet for camping this summer! plus i want to trade my 4runner in for a subaru so that gives me even more reason to now that we have access to a truck at all times.

i had a snack of an apple + peanut butter but i didn’t take a photo, i really slacked ass on photography today.

my friend kristen’s mom is a really good cook and i love to see her, so when kristen invited us to dinner at her mom’s i had to say yes yes yes! even though i knew i would probably be eating a couple unapproved items, but usually her cooking is very healthy so i was not too concerned.

we got there and it was taco night! her mom is such a sweetie.. she had chicken, beef, vegetarian meat, hard shells, soft shells, all sorts of options. i decided on

meal 3: soft shell taco with chicken + lettuce + black beans + tomatoes + light sour cream + sprinkle of cheese & a few lime chips

again with the blackberry photos, sorry. i think i did pretty well, considering i could have eaten like four of these things. the chicken was sooo good, whatever she marinated it in was fantastic.

i also had a sip of marshall’s birch beer which is a lot like root beer, it was yummy but very sugary sweet. not up my alley. i stuck to good old water.

of course, what is dinner at a friend’s mom’s house without dessert? and of course the dessert had to be milkshakes since she just got bobby flay’s book on burgers and shakes. well, you don’t have to twist my arm to feed me ice cream.

i had her make me a small shake with oreo. yuu-ummm. thanks eileen!

well that put me over the edge, i was super full. super super super full. i think my free day fared well though, the only unapproved items i had were:

  • white english muffin
  • a few hash browns (probably cooked in oil, that is why i say unapproved)
  • white tortilla
  • sip of birch beer
  • oreo shake

i don’t count the sour cream or cheese as unapproved because i use those in moderation sometimes even on non free days.

the worst part about the power going out was i could not make the breakfast cookie i had been hoping for! i couldn’t open and close the fridge because who knows when the power would be back on.. so i didn’t get to make one.. and i will have to wait until i am healthy again and recovered from my tonsillectomy because i can’t eat breakfast tomorrow! SAD! don’t worry plethora of breakfast cookie recipes, i will try you out just yet!

okay, moving on to monday!!

i woke up this morning with major DOMS! in my chest, my abs, my obliques, my back. oh love love the sweet DOMS :)

i tried a little something different when i made my

meal 1: protein oatmeal & coffee @ 8:00 AM

first i cooked 1/3 cup oats + 1/3 cup water in the microwave for 3 minutes on power 4. meanwhile, i mixed my vanilla protein powder with 1/3 cup of UVAB so the powder was dissolved in the milk. i squirt some agave on the oats and sprinkled cinnamon on them and then poured the UVAB/protein powder mixture over the oats and sprinkled on some fiber sure. then i stirred it all together and it turned out EPIC! creamy and sweet and cinnamony and perfectly delicious! stoked on this new method. i love messing around with new ways to mix the protein powder in the oats.

sooooooooo work has been turbo busy, since this is the only day i will be in the office this week, under the knife tomorrow :( i got around to eating lunch

meal 2: turkey wrap & veggies @ 12:00 noon

the wrap included:

  • fat blaster sprouted tortilla
  • red pepper hummus
  • sprouts
  • 4 oz sliced smoked turkey
  • celery
  • red pepper
  • low fat cottage cheese

i also at my extra red pepper on the side with a glob of hummus and a wedge of LCL swiss. yum!!

insert a whoooole bunch of workin’ here!

meal 3: greek yogurt amazingness @ 4:00 PM

um delish!

  • 8 oz fat free voskos
  • 5 strawberries
  • amber agave
  • a whole plethora of cinnamon. like, a lot of cinnamon.
  • 1/4 cup activa cereal (added after mixing as an afterthought for crunch)
  • fiber sure

i could die happy, it was so good. and i just might die tomorrow in surgery so that works out well for me. oh and i had a string cheese right before i ate my greek yogurty bowl of goodness.

well i have to get back to work, i am already here 2 hours past when i should have left, and i will probably be here for another hour or so.. that is what i get for taking the rest of the week off. i am excited for my workout after work and dinner, which is going to include a super yummy pesto that is one of danica’s original recipes!

so i need to go over how my challenges are going! i am participating in two:

bobbi’s the simple life challenge:

  • 6 points from may 1
  • may 2 had 2 points from meals.. and then
  • 1 more point for meal prepared at home saturday
  • 1 point for using the hand dryer at the gym instead of a towel (i reached for a towel even, and stopped myself!)
  • 1 point for sucking it up and buying new resuable bags at whole food’s when i didn’t have mine with me
  • 1 point for cramming all my target purchases into my purse (food items, DVDs, clothes, it was a lot of stuff) when i didnt have a reusable bag. i think the cashier thought i was crazy.
  • 1 point for bringing a hand towel to work to dry my hands instead of using paper towels every time (which is a lot, since i use the bathroom often, i mean i drink a gallon of h2o a day!)
  • 1 point for using clipped coupons at the store
  • 1 point for switching to online bill payment for my car instead of using paper and having to drive to the bank and pay it in person
  • 1 point for meal prepared at home sunday
  • 2 points for two meals prepared at home/work today
  • 1 point for saving water and just washing my bangs & face in the sink today rather than showering (no worries, my body was clean, the shower would have been for relaxation purposes only so i opted against it just to get a point haha!)
  • 1 point for waiting for my greek yogurt to go on sale and then buying it in bulk, i saved over $5 holler!
  • minus 5 points for eating out yesterday :(

that brings my grand total to fifteen points! i also did a few things that will allow me to rack up more points soon, i bought the jillian michaels 30 day shred at target and i am super excited to use it. the reason i bought it was so i could save on gas/driving to and from the gym and opt for a workout at home sometimes.. and i heard this was a good DVD. so i will count a point when i actually do the workout at home :) i also bought light bulbs to switch out at my house and make my lights more energy efficient, but i have not changed them yet so i will count a point when i do that. i am thinking of more ways to be thrifty & green and i love it! it is fun to find ways to rack up points. any other bright ideas??

the other challenge i am doing is

katie’s new foods challenge:

  • i have purchased kale as my first new food to try
  • i have also purchased tofu shirataki noodles to try
  • i have a few things on my list that i want to try.. but i am worried about it because of my tonsillectomy!

does anyone have any suggestions for new foods i can try while only able to eat soft stuff for the next couple weeks? i am going to make some green monsters with the kale, but any other ideas would be radtastic!

in other news~~

  • i am getting my tonsils out tomorrow, *and i am scared shitless* …if you haven’t heard. i am currently brainstorming foods/recipes to try for the aftermath. if you have any soft foods or smoothies or protein shakes that you think are delish, PLEASE SHARE!!
  • heather is having a wild bar giveaway! she says these things taste like girl scout thin mints, sign me up!!!
  • another giveaway! gena the fitnessista is giving away a raw dessert “cook”book by ani phyo! and she is throwing in some raw macaroons. i have never tried these but see them everywhere on the blogs, i gotta whip up a batch! she announces the winner tomorrow.
  • today is NATIONAL ORANGE JUICE DAY! (and national home brew day, and national candied orange peel day) CeLeBrAtE!
  • cinco de mayo is one of my favorite holidays and i will be missing any type of celebration tomorrow due to my surgery. just had to whine a bit. cry, sigh!
  • dudes check out the size of this chip! it is one of those salt & pepper kettle chips, no i didn’t eat it, but man it is HUGE! i bet i could have thrown that bad boy on ebay!

i have way too much work to ramble on any more, but i will be back tonight :)

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Heather Eats Almond Butter May 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm

So sorry about the tonsils. For whatever reason they are taking them out, I hope you feel better after the procedure.

I might as well have some kind of throat surgery done as it seems all I eat are blended things. :) I love blending my oat bran with spinach and protein powder. Chia seeds are my latest obsession – they really thicken things up. You could blend lite coconut milk, cocoa powder, a frozen banana, some stevia or agave and couple spoonfuls of chia…Mmm, who needs an Oreo shake after that? :)

Speaking of Oreo shakes, do you thing Kristen’s mom would mind if I stopped by for dinner?

Haha – You should totally post that chip on eBay. It’s freaking huge!

Thanks so much for the shout-out. The Mountain Mint Wild Bar really did taste like Thin Mint cookie. I want more – wish they weren’t so pricey!

P.S. – I tried those energy efficient light bulbs. They made my husband look green.

ksgoodeats May 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Holy cow that’s big chip!! Sorry about the power outage – that’s always a bummer! Your friend’s mom is quite the cook!! I’m loving the Oreo shake :)

By the way – LOVE the abundance of cinnamon!!

Danica May 4, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Janetha ~ You absolutely crack me up! Thanks so much for the laugh, it was seriously the best way to end my day! I LOVE the rain showers pic, the monster chip and you OREO cookie milk shake. I highly recommend that and ice cream for the next week :) You know it’s like icing an injury, right? You should check out Hungry Girls First book if you have it – she has a whole bunch of recipes on liquid meals you can drink.

I can’t wait to hear how the pesto turns out for you and which one you make.

Good luck, good luck, good luck! I’ll miss you so come back soon :)

P.S. don’t forget to enter my Annie’s Giveway too – I just posted it tonight.

Lauren May 5, 2009 at 5:43 am

I’m counting on the old adage to ring true this year – no rain at the end of May!

I’ll be sending you feel-better vibes after your tonsillectomy – it’s a great excuse to knock back a few more of those delicious-sounding oreo milkshakes ;)

I LOVE your idea of adding a splash of vanilla extract to coffee – I’ve been brewing coffee with ground cinnamon, which is tasty also.

Susan May 5, 2009 at 9:31 am

Good luck with your surgery today!!! I second the chia seeds, they make everything a gooey wonder :)

dailygoods May 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm

hope your tonsils feel ok!! and hopefully they heal soon so you can make the breakfast cooke and devour it :) good luck witht he challenges youre doing, youre going to do great!!!

whoopers and hoopers August 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

My gosh. This food looks amazing. Getting hungry at work is never good. lol.

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